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Sunday, February 12, 2012Nail A College Drop Out

The last guest post in this series is brought to you by none other than Michelle from Sonoma Nail Art!


Hi polish friends! I am Michelle from Sonoma Nail Art and I was delighted to be asked to do a Valentine’s guest post for Briana’s blog. Little fat cherubs are so cute, and a typical Valentine’s symbol, so I decided to go with it for my guest mani.


 I have a little cherub on my thumb, random pink and purple hearts on my index, ring, and pinky fingers, and a lacy heart on my middle finger.


I started with a base of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in French Kiss, this is three coats. Unlike this photo, the color in real life is more of a salmon pink. The name is great for a Valentine’s manicure, don’t you think?


I use acrylic paint (the kind you find in any craft store) to make my nail art. I used a model of a little cherub that I found online here: http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/images/features/1760/Cherub%20B&W.jpg The little cheeky smile, and cute pose were really fun to paint. I also added a big heart on my middle finger.


Next I added TINY white dots of acrylic paint around the heart to simulate a lacy edge. I used my small nail art brush (I got it at Sally’s Beauty Supply, and it has an orange handle and is labeled #306) to do these dots. I had to keep thinning my acrylic paint with water to make sure the paint was super thin and would make these teeny dots. If your paint is too gloopy, you can’t get this kind of detail.


Finally I added smaller hearts on my other fingers and sealed everything with a coat of Seche Vite topcoat. Any of the elements of this manicure would make a fun Valentine mani. The cherub, the mini hearts, or the larger lacy heart. Have a great V-day!


Yet another beast nail artist! Way to go Michelle!!
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